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By Gretchen Gregory From Compass The Office of Risk Management and Safety has been awarded two grants from the U.S. Department of Energy totaling $210,000 to upgrade security systems at the Konneker Research Center and Edwards Accelerator Laboratory. “These additional security measures will allow continued research with restricted equipment and […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Oct 02

By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy The Department of Physics & Astronomy welcomes three new faculty members—an experimental nuclear physicist and two astrophysicists. By coincidence, two are from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California: Dr. Heather Crawford, an experimental nuclear physicist, and Dr. Hee-Jong Seo, an astrophysicist. Dr. Ryan Chornock, also […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Oct 01

By Angelita Faller At 200 times stronger than steel and only one atom thick, graphene is both the hardest existing substance and the thinnest material ever obtained. Graphene is light, bendable, transparent, and extremely conductive. “Graphene has excellent properties. The market applications are enormous,” said Gerardine Botte, the Russ Professor […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Sep 25

By Chris Shaw From Compass Dr. Gabriela Popa, Assistant Professor of Physics at the Ohio University Zanesville campus. encourages her students to take the classroom experience and build on the knowledge gained through research opportunities at the students’ comfort level. Frazier Baker, a 2014 Tri-Valley High School graduate under the […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Sep 25

Vasily Eremenko is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physics and Astronomy‘s Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics. He works with Professor Charlotte Elster. In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week Sept. 15-19, the Office of Research Communications is spotlighting Ohio University postdoctoral fellows across campus. Eremenko recently participated […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Sep 25

By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy An Ohio University father-son team organized a “Robotics Day” at the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery in August to celebrate the beginning of the new school year. Schoolchildren and families explored 3D printing, a “Robot Arena,” an electronic circuit workshop, and construction of a […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Sep 05

By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Nikolay Kornilov, a visiting scholar in the Department of Physics and Astronomy has written a monograph, ‘Fission Neutrons: Experiments, Evaluation, Modeling and Open Problems,’ recently published by Springer Publishing. ‘Fission Neutrons’ provides methods for precise measurement of neutron spectra, methods of data evaluation and […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Sep 02

Ohio University alum Steve Pellathy ’94 is the new assistant principal at Hampton High School, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune. Pellathy, who earned a B.S. in Physics from the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University, brings a strong science background to the administrative team at Hampton. “I really do look forward […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Sep 02

The Athena Cinema has scheduled an encore screening of Particle Fever on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. Nuclear physicists Dr. David Ingram and Dr. Justin Frantz will introduce the film and provide a short Q&A following the screening. “After we sold out the event at the 41st Annual Film […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Aug 30

By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Junior Natalie Klco’15 HTC Physics major spent this summer in Italy and France participating in two projects under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Hicks, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Hicks is a member of a team of researchers conducting a […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Aug 23

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